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Citizens Protest Plan To Sell West Desert Water to Vegas

Citizens Protest Plan To Sell West Desert Water to Vegas

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(KSL News) -- Dozens of citizens marched across Utah's West Desert to protest plans to sell water to Las Vegas.

The Snake Valley Citizens Alliance carried letters to Governor Huntsman, and other state officials, thanking them protecting Snake Valley water and urging for continued support.

The Snake Valley Citizens Alliance thinks underground mining of their water is a bad idea.

Ed Alder, Coordinator, West Desert Water Express Run: "Environmentally an unsound practice and it will destroy one of the most beautiful valleys that Utah has.”

The group also says exporting water to the fastest growing city in America will deplete water resources in their remote West Desert ranching community.

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